23 Jun 2020 - 18:00
Actress, Singer, Author, Teacher and Activist ALEXANDRA BILLINGS
interviewed by Director Joanne Gordon with Q&A to follow
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM (Pacific)
Cost: $10 suggested minimum donation
Alex starred as “Davina” in the award-winning Amazon television series Transparent and was a Producer of the series’ musical finale. Other television appearances include recurring roles on the Disney+ series Diary of a Female President, opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Goliath, guest starring roles on How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, E.R., Nurses opposite Lynn Redgrave, and the Ryan Murphy pilot Pretty/Handsome. She starred in the ABC film Romy and Michelle: A New Beginning, one of the first times a trans actress played a trans character in the history of television. Her life story From Schoolboy to Showgirl: the Alexandra Billings Story for PBS television was nominated for an Emmy for Best Documentary.
Alex stars as “Madame Morrible” in the Broadway production of Wicked, and will (hopefully) return to the role after the pandemic shut-don. She is the first trans actor to portray the role, which is not written as trans. She previously was on Broadway starring in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of The Nap at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Ben Brantly of the NY Times called her performance “…a sensational Broadway debut…” and “…a marvel of glamorous menace.”